About the Account Check feature in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20


Kaspersky Security Cloud 20


About the Account Check feature in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20

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Latest update: December 25, 2019 ID: 15198
This article concerns Kaspersky Security Cloud — Family and Personal.

There is always a risk that intruders get illegal access to a website that utilizes logins and passwords for user authorization. In this case, your personal data might become publicly available and fall into the hands of phishers or other malicious users. Using the same login and password to enter different websites increases the risk of personal data leakage.

Kaspersky Security Cloud can help you check your accounts for leakage probability.

When checking your accounts, Kaspersky does not receive data in an openly-accessible format, and does not store it. All data is used for examination purposes only. On detecting a leak, Kaspersky Security Cloud does not gain access to the user data itself, but only provides information about categories of data that may have become publicly accessible.

If you use default settings, Kaspersky Security Cloud will automatically check the following categories of data:

  • Your account name used to sign in to websites. When you sign in, your account name will be sent encrypted to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), where further scans are performed.
  • The email address bound to your My Kaspersky account. The address will be first checked two days after installing the application. Subsequent checks will be performed every 24 hours.

The account are checked through the haveibeenpwned.com website database which receives regular updates.

If the check discovers that your data could have ended up in the public domain, the application will notify you and display the following information:

  • A list of websites that may have encountered "breach" incidents
  • Possible leakage dates
  • The categories of data that may have become publicly accessible

Click on a data category link to learn how to minimize the consequences of a possible leakage.

Viewing the results of an account leakage scan in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20


How to check an account manually


How to manage account checks

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